Both Sides of the River/Ambos Lados del Rio - Endangered Species in the Borderlands/Especies en Peligro en la Zona Fronteriza is a cross-border mural collaboration between U.S. artists Jaque Fragua and Dose (of Jemez Pueblo and Albuquerque) and Mexican artists Juan Carlos Reyes aka Waka and Laura Meneses of Ciudad Juárez. The project produced two murals focusing on the endangered species of the Rio Grande borderlands, located at the Rubin Center at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) and Parque Borunda in Ciudad Juárez. They reflect the interconnectedness of border communities of endangered wildlife and culture across the river that both unites and divides them. Presented by Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Mural Project, Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), Visual Art Program at Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez and 516 ARTS.
EL PASO: Rubin Center for the Visual Arts at UTEP
500 West University Ave., El Paso, TX
915-747-6151 • rubin.utep.edu
CIUDAD JUÁREZ: Parque Borunda
Av Vicente Guerrero s/n, Partido Romero,
32030 Cd Juárez, Chih., Mexico
Information on Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Mural Project: diversity.org/murals